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  1. Updates for Thursday 2 June 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Euan Duncan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Today's Local Live updates have now finished. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow.

  2. Weather: Mainly dry tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Most parts will stay dry overnight, although some patchy rain is likely during the early hours, with lows of 8C (46F).

    Weather temperatures for 10am on Friday June 3

    Tomorrow will be a mainly cloudy day with showery rain spreading west during the afternoon and highs of 15C (59F).

  3. Latest headlines for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a reminder of the main stories this afternoon.

    • BHS stores in Burton, Chesterfield and Derby set to close as no buyer found for retailer
    • Broken down car struck by lorry on A38 near Willington
    • Nigel Pearson gives his first news conference since taking charge of Derby County
  4. Barefeet walker sets blistering pace for charity

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    This sounds painful to me, but I'm sure he knows what he's doing. Lee Todd from East Staffordshire is preparing to walk across the UK barefoot for charity.

    He set up Shoe Aid, which sends donated second hand shoes to help people around the world.

    Lee Todd planning barefeet walk

    I'm sure he said on BBC Radio Derby today that dipping your feet in urine can help toughen them up. Whatever happened to surgical spirit?

  5. Celebrity couple in town

    Derbyshire Times

    Ex-superbike world champion James Toseland and his renowned musician wife Katie Melua are due to visit Chesterfield at the weekend.

  6. Travel: Accident on A515 in Newborough

    BBC Travel

    An accident is partly blocking the A515 in both directions in Newborough near the Dolefoot Lane junction.

  7. Car hit by lorry after breaking down

    Not what you want to see happen to your car after a breakdown. At least the driver wasn't in the vehicle.

    The crash happened on the A38 northbound between Willington and Findern but the road has reopened now.

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  8. BHS stores to be sold off

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    More on the collapse of BHS, which is to disappear from the high street with the loss of up to 11,000 jobs, after administrators failed to find a buyer for the company.

    BHS department store in Derby

    The business will be wound down and all of its 163 shops, including stores in Derby, Burton and Chesterfield, will close and be sold off to other retailers.

  9. Travel: Delays between Derby and Birmingham

    BBC Travel

    There are delays of up to an hour on train services between Derby and Birmingham because of an incident in the Tamworth area.

    Services are being diverted via either Lichfield or Leicester.

  10. Who gets the Queen's Voluntary Award?

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    What would we do without them? On 2 June each year special awards are given out by the Queen to show appreciation for voluntary organisations.


    This year's recipients include First Steps Derbyshire based in Derby, the Derby Hospitals Volunteers Service, Chesterfield and District Athletics Club, and a Rotary Club Charity Aquabox.

    Who gets the Queen's Voluntary Award?


    On 2 June each year special awards are given out by the Queen to appreciate voluntary organisations. Who are the 2016 recipients?

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  11. Synthetic ice hockey rink owner wants to see sport grow

    The founder of the Midlands only permanent synthetic ice hockey rink says he wants more Derbyshire children to get involved in the sport. 

    Robert Vicars, who owns and runs the AJKM Hockey Barn in Ilkeston, says projects like his are the only way to grow the game in this country.

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    Video caption: Fake ice but great shots at Ilkeston
  12. Duffy links up with Blades

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    Former Burton loanee winger Mark Duffy won't be joining the Brewers as they take on the Championship next season - he's decided to stay put in League One by joining Sheffield United on loan from Birmingham City.

    Mark Duffy
  13. Old railway route unlikely to reopen

    BBC Radio Derby

    Proposals to reopen the old Ivanhoe railway line between Burton and Leicester are likely to be abandoned.

    Ivanhoe railway line from Burton to Leicester

    A report by Leicestershire County Council found the project would cost £175m, and an extra £4m a year in running costs.

  14. Jobs at risk as no buyer found for BHS

    Euan Duncan

    BBC Local Live

    I'm afraid it's not looking good for BHS staff ... administrators have failed to find a buyer for the troubled retailer and will begin winding the company down, putting 11,000 jobs at risk.

    BHS department store in Derby
  15. Your views: Fond memories of 1966


    Here's some reaction to our Facebook post about last night's BBC1 documentary winding back the clock 50 years to 1966, and featuring Robert Lindsay.

    Susan Dunne said: "I was 15. My parents took me and a school friend on a day trip to London. The train from Derby was packed with German supporters with no seats anywhere. My dad worked for British Rail so the ticket inspector let us sit in First Class."

    Robert Lindsay

    Gordon Kenneth Buckley posted: "I was 12. Sat at the window of my uncle's ice cream van at the Kingsway show. Ran out of ice cream, but stayed to watch match on big screen."